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Old 09-20-2009, 02:05 AM   #1
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Installing to same drive as where the install files are


Hi

I am trying to install Debian Lenny from a Compact Flash card. I want to install TO the compact flash card as well.. When I reach the 'partition disk' part of the install, I use the guided option and it fails saying that the disk is locked. I believe this is because the disk is locked by the installer..

Is there any way around this? The most annoying thing is that the first time I ran the installer, there was an option to partition "the largest contiguous free area" of memory and now that option has disappeared!

Any help appreciated, thanks.
 
Old 09-20-2009, 05:10 PM   #2
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If the disc or the partition is mounted- it will be locked and must be unmounted while in Gparted(right click-unmount). If you cannot do this, you need to prepare the partitions first by booting with a live version of gparted (I use parted magic).
 
  


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